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last night, the night of september 11, militants fired a rocket in a the u.s. consulate in benghazi, killing ambassador stevens, and three other americans. tonight, they are being remembered. we have team coverage. ken wayne says the pentagon is already taking action, but we begin at uc berkely and a candlelight vigil at stevens old fraternity. >> reporter: that vigil just wrapped up about a half hour ago. these students did not know stevens, but they were inspired by his life. tonight, they lit candles in his honor, and projected a photo of stevens on the side of the house, for a man people say had great dreams and a good heart. >> my name is chris stevens, and i'm the new u.s.ambassador to libya. >> reporter: this video shows him introducing himself last may. before stevens left the u.s., he spoke with steven browning. >> very earnest, and somewhat humbled by the task was about to undertake. i think he was very conscious of the enormity of the task. >> reporter: it was a dream come true for the bay area native. >> he was just a great, all around guy. one of those guys from school
in a rocket attack at the u.s. embassy in benghazi. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau now to tell us what happened and what sparked the violence. >> reporter: at this hour it's unclear who is responsible for the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens. stevens and three other americans were killed on a rocket strike on the american consulate. their deaths came as protestors allegedly angry about an online film that is offensive to islam attacked u.s. compounds in libya and egypt. pictures from the scene are airing on cnn. a former pentagon spokesperson is suggesting the attacks might have been coordinated and linked to the 9/11 anniversary. the jib january government is condemning the attacks. stanes -- president obama is calling him a courageous representative of the united states. secretary of state hillary clinton say there is is profound sadness over his death. alison burns ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> protestors climbed the embassy walls, they ripped down the american flag, and replaced it with an islamic banner. the embassy staff had already been evacuated ahe
after an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. he was a graduate of uc berkeley. he later received a law degree from hastings college. stevens was 52 years old. >>> refs came to an agreement on a new contract after four weeks of lock out. those replacement officials who took over officiates games drew lots of criticism that they were not experienced enough to keep the action going on the field and made bad calls. >>> meantime players and management of the national hockey league met for four hours to today to discuss their current labor issues. teams had been locked out, teams rather have locked out players while both sides tried to decide how to split revenues. in the just expired contracts, players received 57%over hockey related revenue. owners want a bigger share of that money. the two sides said they expect to talk more tomorrow. >>> the plans of the warriors to move to a new arena is drawing fire and praise. neighbors voiced their concerns at a community meeting. >> reporter: you could say piers 30 and 32 have a bit of an identity crisis. they are home to the america'
the benghazi demonstration into a violent one. intelligence officials are also reviewing telephone records and computer traffic. libyan law enforcement agencies say some arrests have already been made. >>> this morning, we are also getting a look at the ruins of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, where ambassador chris stevens and the three other americans were killed. coming up at 7:15, how a note found in the debris is shedding light on stevens' mission in libya. >>> in overnight news, san francisco police are investigating a homicide. it happened in the bayview district early this morning. police say they responded to a report of shooting just after 1:30 at osceola lane and lasalle avenue. police haven't released details on the victim or suspects. >>> highway 1 in san mateo county is back open this morning after a fatal crash there shut down part of that roadway for several hours. that crash was reported just before 101:30 last night. so far, no word on the cause. >>> today, parents plan to help clean up the damage left from a fire that gutted a menlo park school. an early morning f
week in benghazi, libya. president obama, vice president biden and secretary clinton were all taking part in that event as the remains of the four americans returned to american. this a is a short time ago as the four draped caskets were carried by a plane, by a military honor guard. the americans were ambushed on tuesday by assailants with rocket-propelled grenades. one of the them was chris stevens from pedemont high, graduate of 1978. graduated from hastings law in san francisco. >> i want to thank his parents and siblings who are here today for sharing chris with us and with our country. what a wonderful gift you gave us. >> they didn't simply embrace the american idol. they lived it. they embodied it. the courage, the hope and yes, the idealism. that fundamental american belief that we can leave this world a little better than before. secretary clinton attendance at the ceremony was personal for her because she said she sent ambassador stevens to libya knowing she sent him on a risky assignment. [chanting] >> demonstrations are taking place in nearly a dozen countries in the mid
ship in the port of -- of benghazi. he risked his life to stop a tyrant and then gave his life to help build a better libya. the word needs more chris stevenses. i spoke with his sister -- chris stevens. i spoke with his sister, ann, this morning and told her he will be a hero by many nations. shawn smith was an air force veteran. he spent ten years as an information management officer in the state department. he was posted at the hague and was in libya on a brief, temporary assignment. he was a husband to his rife, heather, with whom i spoke this moving -- morning. he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up proud of their father for the service he gave to our country, the service that took us toback and finally to benghazi. the mission that drew them to libya is both noble and necessary and we and the people of libya honor their memory by carrying it forward. this is not easy. today, many americans are asking, indeed, i asked myself, how could this happen? how could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction
ambassador stevens said he had deep ties to bengazi and are not surprised he was there -- benghazi and are not surprised he was there. information specialist sean smith and regional security guard were caught in a safe room when a fire possibly started by a rocket propelled cannon trapped them. stevens was taken to the hospital and hours later his body was taken to the consulate airport. >> the attack in libya appears to be a very coordinated military style attack. this was not a demonstration gone bad. this was a clear targeted event. >> reporter: u.s. officials and top libyan leader said today it is still unclear who is behind the attack and that if the protest behind a film was just a cover. he was the u.s. representative to the new national council in benghazi during the ends of the gadhafi regime. >> it was his job to find out who these rebels were, who they respected and how he could respect the u.s. in dealing with them. >> reporter: friends of stevens are planning a memorial in honor of stevens. >>> more details are emerging about the man who made the inflammatory film. he
.s. consulate in benghazi. an angry group stormed the consulate shooting employees and setting fire to the building. this group was angry over a viral video made by a man from california that mocks mohammed. stevens went to the building trying to evacuate staff members. he served twice in libya. he was the american envoy to the rebel movement that overthrew moammar gadhafi. the white house said chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the united states. we are learning to find out more information where we grew up here in northern california. for now we are live in berkeley this morning alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time is 5:32. overnight news a man was sent to the san francisco hospital after a dispute at the golden gate park. it happened around 11:00 a.m.. now it involved two men. one of them hit the other with a flashlight according to police. that victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition. his injuries are not life threatening. the suspect was arrested on assault charges. >>> more than a dozen people right now that have been living in an alameda
, it is calmer -- benghazi. and before admissions here. and around key government installations. security building. we have seen an uncrease in security there. and a lot of concern that there might be more attacks carried out by the militant groups. whether this attack was preplanned to happen on third baseman or was it just a protest over the amateur video that got out of hand. >>> when the news broke, we were speaking to witnesses in benghazi and it was a protest that became violent. it is getting clearer and clearer. and we are hearing the same thing here in libya from government officials that this is most likely a preplanned attack carried out by islamic extremist groups. they may have used the protest as a diversion or a cover up for their actual plans to attack the consulate yesterday from the libyan speaker of parliament. addressing the world. saying they will not allow libya to be used by the militant groups to carry out what he calls revenge attacks and that they did occur and coincide with the anniversary of september 1 1-rd and hinted that it was carried out by islamic extremi
in the city of benghazi. protest began after the release of the film that ridiculed the prophet muhammed. cnn broke a pledge not to report on stevens diary. cnn says issues deserved full reporting and confirmed the information in the diary with other sources. >>> at least four people have died and 70 people have been hurt in protests against armed islamic militias in libya thousands provetesters stormed a benghazi compound where the militia is suspected of killing ambassador stevens and then set fire to the compound. two main militias in the eastern city announced they were disbanding after those protests. analysts say it's surprising because it's a strong hold for islamic extremists. >>> tens of thousands of people protests anti-islam film in the nigerian city of cano. shouting death to america. death to israel and death to the enemies of islam. protestors burned images of president obama and stomped on the american flag. no one was seriously hurt but the protest did cause gridlock in the city of roughly 4.5 million people. the demonstration was organized by the islamic movement of nigeria,
. >> there in benghazi he layed down his life for his friends. libyan and american. and for us all. today chris is home. >> secretary of state hillary clinton asked stevens to be the u.s. ambassador to libya this year knowing the u.s. needed a strong presence and leader to engage with the country's revolutionaries that overthrew gadhafi. stevens was the man. >> reporter: he was known not only for his courage, but for his smile. goofy but contagious for his sense of fun and that california cool. >> reporter: sprinkled in today were songs of america and the america that will never retreat from the world. >> we will never stop working for the dignity and freedom that every person deserves. whatever their creed, whatever their faith. that's the essence of american leadership. >> scripture teaches us, greater love have no man than this, but a man lay down his life for his friends. >> reporter: and lay down their lives these four patriots did for their friends, for their country. mike mibach, ktvu news. >>> republican nominee mitt romney took time out today during a campaign stop in ohio to acknowledge the r
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